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Katie Tregurtha
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October 30, 2020

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - October 26-30

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Staying up-to-date with the latest news and technology trends is hard. You’re busy modernizing your company, transforming your digital environments, and creating and executing strategies for helping your business compete in today’s hyper-connected world. How can you accomplish all this and keep up with all the technology news? It would take hours to slog through every tech and business publication to find the news that's most relevant to you. We did it so you don’t have to.

Tech News InteNS1ve provides a rundown of this week's news about IT modernization, tech adoption, and industry trends.

COVID-19 and Tech Trends

The pandemic has made it even more important for businesses to be more agile and responsive to customer needs. Donna Goodison of CRN highlights how cloud and edge computing are an essential part of this transformation in her article, Cloud and Edge Computing are Key to Next Normal: IDC.

Naturally, this has affected how enterprises spend on IT infrastructure. With more employees working fully remote, companies are shifting budgets to cloud and at-home network improvements. Lee Doyle of SearchNetworking has more details in How COVID-19 Will Reshape 2021 Enterprise Network Spending.

While many companies were caught unprepared for the massive shifts in IT due to COVID-19, others already had the IT infrastructure in place to handle these shifts. Mehdi Daoudi of Network Computing gathered advice from some of these well-prepared companies in his article, Coping with COVID-19: Lessons from the Best CIOs.

Cloud Computing

For companies facing both a budget crunch and pressure to accelerate their digital transformation, hybrid cloud infrastructure may be the answer. Emil Sayegh provides more detail on how hybrid cloud can help companies manage their IT budgets in his article for Forbes, 2021 IT Budgets Need Hybrid Cloud Relief.

Industry Focus: IT Infrastructure Transformation in Financial Services

Financial Services is one industry that has found hybrid cloud crucial to their modernization efforts. Sanjai Gangadharan of CRN offers insights from a recent survey on how financial services firms are implementing hybrid cloud into their existing infrastructure in his article, Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery in Financial Services.

And a recent study from PWC highlighted key priorities for financial institutions, including simplifying legacy systems, and updating IT operating models. International Banker has more details in Addressing the Problems of Legacy Banking Systems.

DNS Trends

DNS has had to evolve to keep pace with all the other technological changes in application delivery and IT infrastructure. Geoff Huston, author and chief scientist at APNIC, offers predictions on how DNS is changing to address challenges and pain points within the ecosystem in his article for CircleID, A Look at DNS Trends and What the Future May Hold.


In the spirit of Halloween, Adam LeGreca of The New Stack scary outage stories from CTOs - you can read them all in 6 Scary Outage Stories from CTOs.

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